Conclusions: Gaal record, Orange mist duo, KNVB box office rings through Final Four

The Dutch team gained some extra confidence in the unofficial way-away match. The Dutch team did not play big against Belgium, but won 1-0. VoetbalPrimeur draws six conclusions.
Van Gaal unbeatable In the replay: The Orange is now unbeaten in the last 32 competitive matches under Louis van Gaal, with the exception of games that ended with a penalty series. The last loss dates from September 1, 2001 (!). This deserves applause and says a lot about how the national coach also provides guidance to the internationals in his third term of office.
Van Gaal also set a record by winning his 37th victory. Only Dick Advocaat has succeeded in that before. The current national coach needed four fewer international matches to reach that number.

37 – The Netherlands have won 37 matches under Louis van Gaal, under no manager the Dutch national team have won more international games. Best.
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Orange fog Memphis and FrenkieIn the past, there was talk of the Big Four with Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie. Now you may be able to speak of a Big Three with Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay. The latter two were sorely missed against Belgium. In possession of the ball, the Orange can‘t really do without the impulses of De Jong and Memphis. The midfield in particular had little creativity.

We had to wait for it, but there it is: 1-0. #NEDBEL
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Pasveer makes an excellent impressionRemko Pasveer debuted against Poland on Thursday and against Belgium on Sunday he won his second international match. Does it mean that the Ajax routine has the best papers for the World Cup? Not according to Louis van Gaal. I haven’t made a decision about that yet, Van Gaal said before the game about the position below the bar, although he ‘has a feeling about it’. With his action against the Red Devils, Pasveer will have worried his competitors.

Do we see the World Cup goalie at work here? #NEDBEL
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Orange defense stands like a house Louis van Gaal told between nose and lips that his best defenders were playing against Belgium. In principle, Jurriën Timber and Nathan Aké can prepare for a base place at the World Cup, alongside captain Virgil van Dijk. They also scored a big pass again and kept the zero for the second game in a row. We also dare to enter the names of Denzel Dumfries, Daley Blind, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn on the competition form. In addition to the goalkeeper, Van Gaal will mainly crack his brain over the two spots in the midfield.
Final Four in the NetherlandsThe KNVB can organize the mini-tournament between the winners of the four groups in the A-division from 14 to 18 June 2023. In 2019, the Dutch team and Ronald Koeman also made it to the final four and even the final, in which they lost 1-0 to host country Portugal. As a successor to Van Gaal, Koeman will then sit on the couch again next year. In any case, Croatia is one of the other participants.
Kassa rings in ZeistBy the way, Koeman earned a nice pocket money for the KNVB in 2019. At the time, the winner of the Nations League received 10.5 million euros and the Netherlands received 9 million euros as a losing finalist. The semi-finalists received 7 million each. The exact amounts are not yet known, but they will not have diminished in any case.